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Operational management

The day-to-day management of EFSA is the responsibility of the Executive Director with the support of Heads of department, Heads of unit, of the Chief Scientist and of the Senior Policy Adviser, whose contact details you will find below EFSA's organisational chart (last updated 03 November 2022).

The EFSA general switchboard number is: +39 0521 036 111.

For urgent enquiries outside of office hours (8.30-18.00) and weekends: Telephone: +39 0521 036 911

Executive Director Office

NamePositionContact details
Bernhard UrlExecutive DirectorBernhard.Url [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 397

Carlos Gonçalo das NevesChief Scientistcarlos.dasneves [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 635

Alberto Spagnolli - DoISenior Policy CoordinatorAlberto.Spagnolli [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 921

Communication and Partnerships Department

NamePositionContact details
Barbara GallaniHead of DepartmentBarbara.Gallani [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 222

James Ramsay - DoIHead of Communication UnitJames.Ramsay [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 776

Didier Verloo - DoIHead of Knowledge, Innovation & Partnership UnitDidier.Verloo [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 480

Victoria Villamar - DoIHead of Engagement & External Relations UnitVictoria.Villamar [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 420

Management Services Department

NamePositionContact details
Selomey YamadjakoHead of DepartmentSelomey.Yamadjako [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 467

Giovanni Fuga - DoIHead of Corporate Services Unit Giovanni.Fuga [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 447

Ilias Papatryfon - DoIHead of Global Performance Services UnitIlias.Papatryfon [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 654

Dirk Detken - DoIHead of Legal Affairs Services UnitDirk.Detken [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 426

Luca TunesiHead of Financial Services UnitLuca.Tunesi [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 927

Alessandro CoppedéHead of Human Capital Services UnitAlessandro.Coppede [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 974

Paul Devalier - DoIHead of Transformation Services UnitPaul.Devalier [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 395

Risk Assessment Production Department

NamePositionContact details
Guilhem de SezeHead of DepartmentGuilhem.deSeze [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 778

Frank VerdonckHead of Biological Hazards & Animal Health and Welfare UnitFrank.Verdonck [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 334

Valeriu Curtui - DoIHead of Food Ingredients & Packaging UnitValeriu.Curtui [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 526

Manuela Tiramani - DoIHead of Pesticides Peer Review UnitManuela.Tiramani [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 489

Mary Gilsenan - DoIHead of Feed & Contaminants UnitMary.Gilsenan [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 230

Ana Afonso - DoIHead of Nutrition & Food Innovation UnitAna.Afonso [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 666

Tobin Robinson - DoIHead of Plant Health & Pesticides Residues UnitTobin.Robinson [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 227

Risk Assessment Services Department

NamePositionContact details
Nikolaus KrizHead of DepartmentNikolaus.Kriz [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 970

Bénédicte Vagenende - DoIHead of Front-Desk & Workforce Planning UnitBenedicte.Vagenende [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 511

Claudia Roncancio Peña - DoIHead of Methodology & Scientific Support UnitClaudia.RoncancioPena [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 414

Fabrizio Abbinante - DoIHead of Integrated Data UnitFabrizio.Abbinante [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 818

Karine Lheureux - DoIHead of Risk Assessment Logistics UnitKarine.Lheureux [at] efsa.europa.eu

+39 0521 036 424